Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Tools for Reducing Opioid Addiction

You can find additional resources below to help you identify, address, and reduce prescription opioid abuse in your practice.

Tools & More Information

Evaluate Risks & Benefits of Opioid Therapies

Learn how to address the opioid public health crisis from renowned experts.

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives Course from CO*RE/ASAM

Safely & Effectively Help Your Patients Manage Pain

These CME activities are designed to help you safely manage patients with chronic pain, who have been prescribed opioid analgesics.

SCOPE Learning Modules from Boston University

REMS-Compliant Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Access Continuing Medical Education REMS courses specific to prescribing ER/LA Opioid Analgesics.

Accredited CME/CE REMS-Compliant Activities Database

Search & Rescue Essentials

Get the information you need to help recognize and prevent prescription opioid abuse in your patients in this convenient 2-page guide.

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Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)

To help identify risk of opioid abuse, review this 1-minute screener with your patients prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain.12

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CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

Refer to the CDC’s latest guidelines on prescribing medication for chronic pain.

Get Guidelines for Providers

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)

Review Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies per drug product via the searchable Food and Drug Administration (FDA) database.

Search FDA Approved REMS

Read the Surgeon General’s Letter About Preventing An Urgent Health Crisis in America

Dear Colleague,

I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic…

Read the Letter

Videos

WATCH: Identifying Prescription Drug Abuse and Improving Patient Care

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP

Watch video

WATCH: Using Your State’s PDMP

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP

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CASE STUDY: Questionable activity in an established patient

Watch a quick video showing how to speak with an established patient whom you suspect may be misusing opioid prescriptions.

Watch Established Patient Example

CASE STUDY: Questionable activity in a new patient

Watch a quick video that shows how to speak with a new patient whom you suspect may be misusing opioid prescriptions.

Watch New Patient Example

Despite comprising only 5% of the world’s population, the US consumes 80% of the world’s prescription opioids13

Opioid Risk Assessment

Use this 1-minute screener to assess your patients for opioid risk.

DOWNLOAD OPIOID RISK TOOL

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Connect your patients with the help they need.

Find a local opioid treatment program

Search & Rescue Essentials

Save or print this convenient guide to preventing opioid abuse in your practice.

Download Search & Rescue Essentials

Read the Surgeon General’s recent letter to prescribers

Dear Colleague,

I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated…

Read the letter

References

  1. Understanding the Epidemic. Opioid Overdose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  2. Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts and Figures. American Society of Addiction Medicine website. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  3. Johannes CB, Le TK, Zhou X, Johnston JA, Dworkin RH. The prevalence of chronic pain in United States adults: results of an Internet-based survey. J Pain. 2010;11(11):1230-1239.
  4. Volkow MD. America’s addiction to opioids: Heroin and prescription drug abuse. Paper presented at Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. National Institutes of Health website. https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2016/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse#_ftn4. May 14, 2014. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  5. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2001-2011. National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services. BHSIS Series S-65, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4772. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013. http://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf
  6. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/analysis.html
  7. Why guidelines for primary care providers? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/guideline_infographic-a.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  8. Jones CM. Heroin use and heroin use risk behaviors among nonmedical users of prescription opioid pain relievers—United States, 2002-2004 and 2008-2010. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;132(1-2):95-100.
  9. State prescription drug monitoring programs. Office of Diversion Control website. http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/rx_monitor.htm. Drug Enforcement Administration website. Updated June 2016. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  10. Prescription drug monitoring frequently asked questions (FAQ). Brandeis University. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center website. http://www.pdmpassist.org/content/prescription-drug-monitoring-frequently-asked-questions-faq. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  11. National overdose deaths. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institutes of Health website. National Center for Health Statistics - CDC Wonder. http://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/prescription-drug-overdose-infographic_2.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  12. Opioid Risk Tool. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institutes of Health website. https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/files/OpioidRiskTool.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  13. The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Fact Sheet. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians website. https://www.asipp.org/documents/ASIPPFactSheet101111.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids wishes to acknowledge that this work was supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, under grant number 5U18FD004593-04. The content is solely the responsibility of the Partnership and does not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.